Suit Filed for Injured Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin filed a lawsuit for their client, a Jones Act seaman who was injured after falling overboard his vessel. The owner of the vessel allowed the walkaway portion of the deck to become blocked while our client was transporting a pipe. He then tripped and fell overboard, becoming trapped underneath the vessel and inhaling much water. The seaman also injured his neck, head, back and arms. The plaintiff is claiming negligence, gross negligence and vessel unseaworthiness. Our firm will fight to prove that the employer failed to properly train their employees, failed to repair equipment and failed to provide adequate medical treatment, among other things. The employer was also in violation of some Coast Guard regulations during the time this accident occurred. This case is currently pending in Galveston County Court.

Our client is still in the recovery process, but he is expected to significantly have his earning capacity decreased, if not eliminated altogether. Due to his injuries, he has medical expenses for the original injury as well as continued care for the injuries. It is likely that the man will suffer not only some sort of physical pain, but emotional trauma for the remainder of his life. Although the defendant knew of the potential for danger that they were exposing their employees to, the employees were not ordered to stop working. We are requesting a jury trial for our client, so that we can fight to maximize his recovery. When workers are injured, it is important that they understand their rights. If you have been injured in a similar way, let our firm fight for you so that you can get what you deserve.

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